‘Urgent Request’ To Investigate Motability Scheme Put To National Audit Office

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By Joe Peskett in Access and Mobility Professional.

 

An urgent request has been put to the National Audit Office by Work and Pensions Secretary Esther McVey to look into the Motability charity after a row erupted this week exposing the scheme’s alleged £2.4 bn of cash reserves and the £1.7 m salary it pays its chief.

Speaking in the Commons, Ms McVey said the National Audit Office, which scrutinises public spending for Parliament, must ensure that spending money on the Motability package is a good use of benefits for disabled people.

The request came as the Motability scheme’s finances came under fire this week from politicians, who were said to have been “outraged” at the “grotesque” reserves. Labour MP John Mann called for an “urgent review” into the charity, which had previously been warned on its finances by the Charity Commission.

 

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